01-12-2012 10:12 AM
Why not include an ebook with a paper book? Like a lot of dvd-blu ray-digital movies sold? Someone is probably already doing this.
Go ahead and raise the price somewhat (NOT agency).
The book publishing industry will change. See music and movies.
01-12-2012 04:23 PM
Or, how about including more than one ebook on a cd, seeing space wouldn't be a problem... *cough* Baen *cough* (index of cds is available elsewhere on the net).
Buying one of those books in hard cover (I think this is a requirement) should include a cd with several other ebooks by the same author and sometimes a mix of other authors as well.
As a side-note, Baen is my first stop when I need to fill up on Sci/Fi with their reasonable prices and lack of DRM. Sorry B&N, but if Baen has what I want, I'll buy it there, without hesitation.
01-12-2012 09:41 PM
Baen makes much their back catalog available for free downloading on their website. And ebooks of current stuff on their website are available for purchase in a variety of formats -- without DRM. Some of my Baen CDs predate the epub file format; for those I converted the rtf version to PDF and sideloaded the PDFs to my NC where I read them using the EzPdfReader app.